The front stairs on the boat were very narrow and coming down them with a full coal bucket always seemed a bit precarious. Also did not seem like the best use of space.
So after a fair amount of planning and measuring, I made a new set. They are wider than the old ones and have storage built in. My toolbox fits under the top step beneath a lift off lid. There is a large drawer under the bottom step with plenty of room for hats, gloves, phone chargers etc.
They are made of 18mm marine plywood so very sturdy. Three coats of anique pine colour varnish and some non-slip tape to avoid slipping and the result is very pleasing.